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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are January 18-20, 2019 and February 8-10, 2019.

    Download schedule for the January 18-20 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat, January 18-20, 2019 is:
  • Friday, January 18:
  • 7:30 - 9:30 PM Film: Sacred Texts of the World, Modules: 19. Related Traditions – Jain Scriptures; 20. Five Confucian Classics; 21. Four Books of Neo-Confucianism; 22. Daoism and the Daodejing.

  • Saturday, January 19:
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, January 20:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast break
    9:00 AM-12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block. Readings for the January retreat will be taken from The Iron Flute.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.